In the recent news, Twitter is now bringing the Twitter Communities feature to Android users, four months after it rolled out on iOS and the web. The company says Android users can now engage in Communities via the Twitter app as long as they’ve revamped to the most recent version. Once users enter their first community, a new Communities tab will appear in their navigation bar.
Twitter Communities Feature Will Connect People with Same Interests
The Twitter Communities feature is developed to make it easier to connect with other users based on shared interests. Users can join social hubs and tweet directly to other people with shared interests rather than their regular group of followers. Although those tweets are public, responses are limited to other community members.
Twitter records that the feature has continued to increase since its launch, with new Communities rolling out every week and thousands of people participating in a variety of topics, including Roblox, Xbox Community, Tech Twitter, Fashion, R&B Twitter, and Formula 1.
Earlier this month, Twitter detailed its plans to update and expand the Twitter Communities feature. The firm said that right now, all Communities are either invite-only or open to all. However, Twitter is exploring a “request to join” option where admins and moderators can approve or deny requests. It’s further going to test a “Ranked Timeline,” where users will see the top tweets happening in their Communities first, but users will also still have the chance to see their timeline in chronological order.
Twitter is Also Working on Allowing Users and Moderators to Have Q&A
Lastly, Twitter also says it’s operating on ways for users to represent themselves in their Communities. It’s going to explore a way for moderators to underline notable content in the Twitter Communities feature. Twitter’s also going to test ways for users and moderators to have Q&As with one another.
The latest feature pairs well with its efforts to court creator communities. Over the past year, the firm has launched its paid subscription feature called Super Follows, Ticketed Spaces for its audio rooms, and a one-time payment feature called Tip Jar.